Saturday Linkages: Cat Memes, Food Allergies and a Monteverdi Drop

How a cat named Smudge’s distaste for salad created one of 2019’s most popular memes

Why the world is becoming more allergic to food

No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore

‘Like sending bees to war’: the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession

DIY Rolling Umbrella Base

A 27-year-old Costco fan loves the store so much he got a logo tattooed and had a birthday party in the food court

Music break: Lamento della Ninfa by Claudio Monteverdi

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  1. The clothing offerings at so-called “thrift” chain stores like Goodwill, Vincent DePaul, etc., are almost brutally offensive these days. In my neck of the woods, they seem to be putting all the good/durable brands on their website to be sold at a premium, while the garments making it to the racks in their stores tend to be cheap, disposable things from WalMart, Target, etc., and they’re already significantly worn and damaged. AND in some cases the stores charge more for used garments than mall stores charge on their sale racks. It’s a mess.

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